I’m in Miami, Beach! Out There Social’s Guide to South Beach
My craving for salty air and warm weather has recently led me to the beautiful city of Miami, Florida! The beautiful beaches and beautiful people just scratch the surface of everything Miami has to offer.
I am a major foodie, always excited to try new things in new places. One of my favorite games? Closing my eyes and picking something randomly from a menu. Try it! Who knows, you may find your new favorite entree!
The most Ballin’ Brunch: Nikki Beach
Breakfast meets lunch in the most beautiful way on Sundays at Nikki Beach. Not only is the buffet of food magnificent, the ambiance is incredible. Help yourself to a plate, or two, or five, of delicious food, and sit your butt down next to a palm tree. It is such a party vibe! I have been to quite a few brunches in my day, but none have even come close to this one!
Feeling Sandwichy? Le Sandwicherie
If i had to choose my favorite food group, it just may be “sandwich.” As a former deli diva, I judge my sandwiches quite harshly. Get the napoli, on a croissant, with the works— and thank me later.
Pizza, Pizza! Groovy’s Pizza
As a New Yorker, my opinion of pizza is an important one. Something that excited me about Miami pizzerias as opposed to NY, Hawaiian pizza was a hot commodity! Groovy’s became my favorite pizza spot: good pizza, good prices, friendly staff & good music while you wait!
Step one: hydrate. Step two: rage. Here are my top three favorite happy hours in Miami Beach:
Hookah Vibes: D’Vine
Such a great place to chill out. 2 for 1 drinks on weekdays from NOON to 7… so awesome. The appetizers were delicious, and the hookah was priced reasonably. Located within the Lincoln Rd. mall, so it is a suburb place for people watching.
Reggae Vibes: Mango’ s
Make sure you check the schedule and get there when they have live music! It has a very fun, party, yet relaxed, beachy atmosphere. Drinks were strong and the food was great! Happy hour specials were still a bit expensive, but its on Ocean Dr, so you have to expect it.
Let’s Rage! Vibes: The Clevelander
You can’t come to Miami Beach without spending some time here! A perfect spot for a drink and some hot wings. The music gets you in the mood to party (as if you weren’t already in the mood to party, I mean, you’re in Miami…). A fun spot to come to at night as well!
I’m Ready To Rage:
Let’s face it, no one comes to Miami Beach to relax. You’re here to party, and party you shall do:
Old School Hip Hoppin: Rec Room
This place is a hidden gem. Get there early, which in Miami time is about 11pm. It gets packed later on, and as a girl on your own, can get a bit.. erm… intimidating? Yes, that’s a good word. The place is quite small, so when the crowd isn’t as overwhelming, it’s a perfect environment to go wild and dance your butt off. They play amazing old school hip hop & r&b music, which is my personal favorite to dance to.
Fist Pumpin’ Fun: STORY
Another Miami Beach classic! The best way to experience STORY is through a promoter, so when they approach you on the beach, listen to what they have to say! Most of them offer amazing pre-game options, limo rides, and VIP entrance for a reduced price. Otherwise, it isn’t very likely that you will be able to get in.
Run by the Morgans Hotel Group, the Delano is an exquisite boutique hotel. If you’re feeling classy, go sip a martini by their beautiful infinity pool. They host events on certain nights, so check the schedule, or talk to a promoter!
Gimmie, Gimmie More:
I am not exaggerating when I say there is no shortage of things to do in Miami! With so many options, you will never be bored!
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: American Airline Arena
Love em or hate em, seeing The Heat play in their home arena is an awesome experience for Basketball fans! I said it before and I’ll say it again, going to a sporting event is such a great way to get a feel for a city!
Cash or Credit?: Lincoln Rd. Mall
Shop till you drop on Lincoln Rd! They have stores from H&M to Urban Outfitters and everything in between. This outdoor style mall reminded me so much of the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica! Many great food and drink options along the way as well!
Soak Up The Sun: 14th St. Beach
I saved the best for last— the beach! Crystal blue water, white sand, and beautiful people. This beach seriously has it all.
One More Thing!
For all my vodka lovers out there, Absolut has a limited edition line of city-themed bottles! Make sure you pick up a bottle of Absolut Miami: passionfruit & orange blossom, mixes well with sprite!